School of Kinesiology and Health Science

Kinesiology and Health Science is the study of human movement and the relationship between physical activity and health. This exciting and innovative program at York University provides students the opportunity to pursue many sub-fields including physiology, anatomy, health, sport administration, health psychology, and athletic therapy in preparation for a career in health and rehabilitation, fitness, recreation, sports industries, research, or teaching.

Our Vision:
Canada’s leading academic centre for knowledge creation, integration, and dissemination about physical activity and its importance for human health, health science and society.

In achieving this vision we will be known for: Innovative research, inspiring students through excellence in teaching, and leadership on the health implications of physical activity and inactivity.

Lions sports medicine manager Andrea Prieur named Team Canada chief therapist for FISU Games

Lions sports medicine manager Andrea Prieur named Team Canada chief therapist for FISU Games

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York Lions sports medicine and sports injury clinic manager Andrea Prieur has been named Team Canada…
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2 weeks agoLions sports medicine manager Andrea Prieur named Team Canada chief therapist for FISU Games
New research identifies protein that affects muscle health during exercise

New research identifies protein that affects muscle health during exercise

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Faculty of Health Professor David Hood, Canada Research Chair in Cell Physiology, has led a study th…
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1 month agoNew research identifies protein that affects muscle health during exercise
Faculty of Health professors recognized with teaching, research and service awards

Faculty of Health professors recognized with teaching, research and service awards

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Recognition of excellence within the Faculty of Health at York University was highlighted on Dec. 5,…
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2 months agoFaculty of Health professors recognized with teaching, research and service awards
York-led research results in breakthrough discovery for obesity-related health issues

York-led research results in breakthrough discovery for obesity-related health issues

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New research led by York University Faculty of Health Professor Tara Haas could be considered a brea…
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2 months agoYork-led research results in breakthrough discovery for obesity-related health issues
York Professor Ali Abdul-Sater earns Arthritis Society research grant

York Professor Ali Abdul-Sater earns Arthritis Society research grant

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The Arthritis Society, Canada’s largest charitable funder of arthritis research, announced a commitm…
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2 months agoYork Professor Ali Abdul-Sater earns Arthritis Society research grant
Professor Angelo Belcastro named Fellow of Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology

Professor Angelo Belcastro named Fellow of Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology

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York University Professor Angelo Belcastro, Chair of the Faculty of Health’s School of Kinesiology a…
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3 months agoProfessor Angelo Belcastro named Fellow of Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology
VISTA celebrates 2018 graduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships

VISTA celebrates 2018 graduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships

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During a special event on Oct. 12, York University’s VISTA (Vision: Science to Applications) program…
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4 months agoVISTA celebrates 2018 graduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships
Study suggests supplements could improve cancer treatment in obese patients

Study suggests supplements could improve cancer treatment in obese patients

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Breast cancer is a complex disease. Existing research tells us that obesity is clearly associated wi…
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4 months agoStudy suggests supplements could improve cancer treatment in obese patients
York U study identifies protein that benefits muscle health during exercise

York U study identifies protein that benefits muscle health during exercise

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A new study out of York University has identified that the protein Parkin plays an important role in…
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6 months agoYork U study identifies protein that benefits muscle health during exercise
York U study could change the way we think about obesity and health

York U study could change the way we think about obesity and health

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Researchers in York University’s Faculty of Health have found that patients who have metabolic healt…
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7 months agoYork U study could change the way we think about obesity and health

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